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Program Curriculum

The program requires a minimum of 118 graduate semester credit (SC) hours.  Students should expect to travel two to four hours away from central Arkansas for practicum experiences during their second and third years.  A degree is awarded upon successful completion of all academic and practicum requirements for the College of Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.  More specific information about program requirements can be obtained by contacting the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology (501-569-3155).

Post-Baccalaureate Track

  • 72 SC of classroom coursework
  • 6 SC in directed research with successful completion of a research project
  • 11 SC of clinical laboratory work
  • 13 SC of practicum
  • 16 SC of clinical externship during the final academic year
  • Practical examinations at the end of each academic year (must be successfully completed to continue in program)
  • Written examinations at the end of the first and second academic years (must be passed to continue in program)
  • Successful completion of a comprehensive written and oral examination is required prior to placement for the 4th year externship experience

The post-baccalaureate Au.D. degree is designed to be completed in four years (including three summers, with a common entry point in the fall semester). Exceptions to these timelines may occur on an individual basis. All work must be completed within eight (8) calendar years of initial admission.

The following sample degree plan demonstrates a program that meets the credit minimum.

Course #TitleSemester Credit
Year 1
Fall
AUDI 5023Basic Diagnostic Audiology3
AUDI 5043Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems I3
AUDI 5053Acoustics and Psychoacoustics3
AUDI 5113Instrumentation in Audiology and Speech Pathology3
AUDI 5401Audiology Practicum1
AUDI 5041Clinical Laboratory1
14
Spring
AUDI 5073Advanced Diagnostic Audiology3
AUDI 5193Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems II3
AUDI 5183Outcomes Research and Evidence-Based Practice3
AUDI 5223Amplification3
AUDI 5401Audiology Practicum1
AUDI 5041Clinical Laboratory1
14
Summer
AUDI 5162Genetics of Hearing Loss2
AUDI 5222Professional Issues in Audiology and Speech Pathology2
AUDI 5063Auditory Processing2
AUDI 5401Audiology Practicum1
AUDI 5041Clinical Laboratory1
8
Year 2
Fall
AUDI 5153Pediatric Audiology3
AUDI 5083Clinical Electrophysiology3
AUDI 5013Research Methods in Communication Disorders3
AUDI 5253Amplification II3
AUDI 5401Audiology Practicum2
AUDI 5041Clinical Laboratory1
15
Spring
AUDI 5233Pediatric Amplification and Intervention3
AUDI 5103Medical Audiology3
AUDI 5243Audiologic Rehabilitation: Adult3
AUDI 5263Evaluation and Treatment of the Balance System3
AUDI 5401Audiology Practicum2
AUDI 5041Clinical Laboratory1
15
Summer
AUDI 5232Audiology: Practice Management2
AUDI 5361Directed Research2
AUDI 5401Audiology Practicum2
AUDI 5041Clinical Laboratory1
7
Year 3
Fall
AUDI 5283Gerontology in Audiology3
AUDI 5033Educational Audiology3
AUDI 5273Implant Device Technology3
AUDI 5361Directed Research2
AUDI 5401Audiology Practicum2
AUDI 5041Clinical Laboratory1
14
Spring
AUDI 5192Cultural Competence in Audiology2
AUDI 5212Hearing Conservation2
AUDI 5173Counseling in Communication Disorders3
AUDI 5361Directed Research2
AUDI 5401Audiology Practicum2
AUDI 5041Clinical Laboratory1
12
Summer
AUDI 5361Directed Research (if not complete)*(1)
AUDI 5461Clinical Externship4
AUDI 5041Clinical Laboratory1
5
Year 4
Fall
AUDI 5361Directed Research (if not complete)*(1)
AUDI 5461Clinical Externship6
AUDI 5041Clinical Laboratory1
7
Spring
AUDI 5361Directed Research (if not complete)*(1)
AUDI 5461Clinical Externship6
AUDI 5041Clinical Laboratory1
7
TOTAL118
*These directed research credits are not included in total.

Students will excel academically earning grades of “C” or better and at a minimum maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 to remain in good academic standing. Consequences for not meeting these requirements are on a case-by-case basis as reviewed by the academic and clinical faculty, which may include repeating courses, academic probation and remediation, or dismissal from the program. The Au.D. academic handbook should be consulted for more specific information. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to earn the degree.

Post-Master’s Track

  • A minimum of 118 semester credits (SC) are required for graduation (28 SC of clinical practicum will be waived for those who can provide proof of ASHA certification, and up to 30 SC may be transferred from ASHA accredited programs).
  • A research project will be required if evidence of satisfactory completion of a Master’s thesis is not provided (completion of a master’s level research project will not satisfy the research requirement).

Admission to the post-master’s Au.D. degree program can occur in any semester. The time to complete the program will vary depending on individual requirements. All work must be completed within eight (8) calendar years of initial admission.